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The Cure concert hit by earthquake

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Apr 22, 2013 | 7:39am EDT

Fans attending The Cure's concert in Mexico on Sunday night (21Apr13) were thrown into a panic when a terrifying earthquake hit the venue. A tremor measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Foro Sol stadium in Mexico City just minutes before the band was due to take to the stage, sending the crowd of 40,000 into a frenzy. Bernard Van Isacker of entertainment website Side-line.com was in the audience when the quake hit and reports the stadium filled with screams as the ground shook. He tells the site, "I thought that I was losing my balance as I felt the ground drifting away from under my feet. Then people started screaming and I was told that an earthquake was taking place. I could see those big station spot posts shaking back and forth as if there was a huge storm taking place. Instantly all communication via mobiles was also interrupted as thousands were trying to call their family." No one was injured and the band pressed ahead with the gig after the earthquake subsided, playing a marathon four-hour set for the crowd. The show was extra special for frontman Robert Smith as he celebrated his 54th birthday that day.

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